Take care of your kidneys with small changes of habits

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The world kidney day It is celebrated every year worldwide, on the second Thursday of March, and its objectives are: to make society aware of the importance of kidney care, to call on the government to invest more in kidney health of the country and raise awareness of the need to donate organs, being this transplant one of the best options to save lives against kidney failure.

Promote prevention and education on the care of kidneys is another of the objectives of the campaign, at BMI Seguros Colombia we join this cause and present some recommendations to take care of these organs that play a fundamental role in the body, since they are in charge of filter and detoxify the organism.

The first thing to keep in mind is to include foods such as carrots, watermelons, peaches, apples, melons, grapes, pineapple and all foods diuretics that help the proper functioning of these organs and in turn reduce the consumption of processed foods, including sausages.

The main reason for chronic kidney disease is blood pressure, for this reason it is advisable to do physical activity, at least three times a week, simple exercises such as walk, cycling or running, can make a difference.

Another important factor in the prevention of kidney diseases is to control the consumption of Salt, and is that according to current nutritional recommendations, an adult should consume a maximum of 6 grams of salt per day. However, statistics indicate that, on average, a person consumes more than 10 grams of salt daily. So reducing salt intake to less than 5 grams per day in the general population would prevent hundreds of kidney and heart diseases.

On the other hand, health experts recommend stopping to smoke, since this habit decreases blood flow to the kidneys, which impairs their function and increases the chances of developing kidney cancer.

Finally, it is important to take plenty Water, since this helps eliminate you go out and toxins through urine, for this reason and not only to take care of the kidneys but to provide benefits to the body in general, it is recommended to consume at least 1 liter of water.

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